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Women Who Use Violence  

Author:  Lois Galgay  Reckitt.

Source: Volume 05, Number 03, Winter 2013 , pp.235-238(4)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Lois Galgay Reckitt, the Executive Director of Family Crisis Services in Portland, ME, has been on the forefront of Maine’s efforts to stop domestic abuse and assist its victims for more than 30 years. In 2002, her program documented that approximately 95% of incarcerated women were currently in an abusive relationship or had been in one in the past. She then began one of the few programs in the country that works with incarcerated women and is committed to improving the government’s response to battered women, including when they are accused of using violence against their perpetrators.

Keywords: Coercive control

Affiliations:  1: Family Crisis Services.

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